Linda M. Chung
Rock climbing is a great sport. You climb up, down or across rocks. The rocks can be natural or manmade. You can climb inside or outside. To climb inside, you go to a climbing gym. It has one or more walls to climb. Hand and toe holds of different colors cover the walls. You use these holds to climb on the wall. At a climbing gym, climbers can improve their skills. They can climb for exercise or just for fun.
(in the Jungle Café)
Matt: I’m learning a new sport, Tina.
Tina: That’s great, Matt! What sport?
Matt: Rock climbing.
Tina: It sounds fun. Is it hard?
Matt: Well, it’s not easy. You climb up, down or across rocks.
Tina: Where do you climb?
Matt: I go to a climbing gym.
Tina: Oh, so you climb inside.
Matt: Yes. But you can also climb outside. I’m going to try that sometime.
Tina: What is the climbing gym like?
Matt: It has a manmade wall to climb.
Tina: And there are hand and toe holds on the wall?
Matt: Yes, they’re different colors. You grab the holds with your hands.
Tina: And you can also step on them.
Matt: That’s right.
Tina: So you really like climbing.
Matt: Yes! Climbing is a lot of fun, and it’s good exercise.
1. Where does Matt go rock climbing?
2. Would you like to try rock climbing?